85 posts • joined Friday 23rd February 2007 02:51 GMT
Re: no reg req'd?
Report was mistakenly gated. Now fixed.
Re: Minor probs
We will fix this in our next pass at the mobile version in late November.
Re: Nice...but what about......
Aaron, our technical overlord, has pencilled this in for "late November".
We haven't gone beyond the "wouldn't it be nice to have mobile version for reading comments". This is something we will address in the New Year.
However, an acceptable UI for posting comments on the mobile version sounds a lot harder - we are inclined to keep things as they are. But by all means, point us to mobile rev /comments posting UIs that work for you.
Re: Browser sniffing
Relax guys: We won't force Reg Mobile down your phone throats. We envisage something much more limited - a link to the mobile version when it looks like you're on a mobile.
All our mobile pages have a link back to the full-fat version - so unlike the other sites that some of you mention, there is no difficulty on this score.
Re: # What is that all about?
All comments should have permanent links - which is why you can search for them using Google. We wanted to make this explict and chose the hash sign as a visual shorthand. # is commonly used as symbol on websites to denote perma-links.
Although you don't care about the US tech job market, 1.8 million Reg readers may differ (that's how many US readers visit our site each month).
Anyways: We are increasing our coverage of tech jobs on both side of the Atlantic. And I am sure we will get some UK regional breakdowns soon enough. In the meantime here are some UK tech job articles we have published this month.
Re: Previous posts
In the first instance, historic comments will have your old handles (if indeed they change). We will sort this out, one way or another, when we make comments publicly accessible from the site (rather than through a sideways Google glance).
Turkey / Taiwan. A not so easy mistake to make. Now rectified.
Re: Can't you lot read?
It is always reasonable to be suspicious of police / copyright holder estimates of losses. They have form.
But this comment thread is taking a distinctly silly turn. So thank-you, Gildas, for pointing out the bleeding obvious.
Since when were the comment pages of any internet publication an unfettered forum for free speech?
And since when did criticism of article A, appended as a comment to article B, become on-topic?
Rules of engagement
The name calling in this thread was getting far too tedious. So I have deleted one abusive comment and others reacting to this comment.
If you want your comment published, be a little civil.
Re: Please answer
But our position is crystal clear. We support the right of everyone to take photos in public without fear or favour - except Google, of course. You can't be too careful where they are concerned.
Philosophically coherent, no?
Story updated with correct information - thanks for the catch.
Re: Acorn electrons for Christmas 2003?
Story updated with correct dates.
Re: The USA is a foreign country
Unfortunately, not all our stories can be relevant to all our readers all the time - incidentally, more than two-thirds of our readers come from outside the UK.
But I take issue with the lack of relevance about kit, especially about consumer products stories and reviews. All of our reviews are for products that are available in the UK. All of the prices for those reviews are UK prices first.
Re: I don't know but
Yet another survey from yet another IT security company, saying nothing that anyone who knows anything about security does not know already. Computer Weekly are welcome to it...
PS A little off-topic, Mr Anon.
Re: @Mr. Pott & AC
George Smith is drawing attention to US scaremongering. I am at a loss to understand how you can think of this article as racist.
Re: And this helps because...
Correct me if I am wrong, but you seem to be putting forward the "oxygen of publicity" argument. We do not subscribe to this point of view. How could we?
The Register is an IT news site and this is an interesting IT news story, covered elsewhere, I see. I am sure more IT security sites will be joining in as the day goes on.
Re: And we call it "disgruntled peons ratting on their bosses."
Umm... SIIA trumpets this initiative as a success. It isn't. It calls its informants "whistleblowers", making them sound like are doing this for the public interest. They aren't. Revenge and pocket money are the main motivators, as any anti-piracy organisation will tell you.
Should companies cheat on their software licences? No, they shouldn't. Should companies look for cheaper or free open-source alternatives? If it makes business sense, then they would be fool not to.
Should people piggyback on copyleft and FOSS principles to claim unauthorised downloading of music or movies or software, as their birthright? Freeloading may be a rational activity, especially as the chances of being caught are remote. But elevating it into an "freetard" ideology is a different matter. Here we part company.
The system is bust, the traditional copyright owners expect too much money, and deploy legal thugs to try to scare away freeloaders. We report and decry their excesses.
However, we support the concept of copyright and of fair compensation for artists and software companies, who choose to charge for their work. What is "fair" compensation"? What business model(s) work? Can producers and consumers forge a new compact that satisfies most, if not all of us.
We don't know the answers, but we want to find out.
Fence sitting? I don't think so.
Re: I wasn't kidding
Thanks for the offer, Ted.
You could always buy a Reg t-shirt at cash'n'carrion, I suppose.
Re: NOT police bail - magistrates or crown courts!
"If there's not enough evidence to charge you, you'll be released on police bail. You don't have to pay to be released on police bail, but you'll have to return to the station for further questioning when asked."
Re: Wrong way round?
I asked Scott - who also took the photograph: Here is his reply:
"No, it's correct as it is.
It's just the way it looks given the camera flash and where I was standing.
The writing on the stands - if it's visible at 72dpi, should help clarify."
Re: how the...,
Because it makes a pleasant change from the astroturfing we routinely reject and because we are full of Christmas goodwill...
Normal service will be resumed shortly.
I am extinguishing a nasty little flame war brewing over Arthur C. Clarke's supposed sexual proclivities.
This was the outcome of an investigation prompted by a Sunday Mirror article in 1998.
We will not publish anything that suggests otherwise.
May I remind you that under UK libel law, we are responsible for everything YOU write in comments.
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